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The UK's Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has inked cloud deals valued at around £15m with Microsoft and AWS. According to a tender notice, the Department for Transport agency responsible for testing individuals and vehicles, handed a contract to reseller Boxxe for a Microsoft Enterprise Licensing Agreement plus the …

  1. batfink

    Great

    I don't suppose that's actually going to help them actually deliver a service then?

    1. AndyFl

      Re: Great

      The service is currently so bad that even Crapita could do better!

      /me wanders off to cry in a corner

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    It's a Standards website

    It doesn't have interactive content.

    It's a text website, with a few videos.

    They can't handle a server ? They need to "outsource" their IT on that ?

    Dammit, give the contract to me. I'll set up two servers on two seperate lines with failover and the job's done.

    And I'll only take £1M/year.

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      Re: It's a Standards website

      Problem is that you don't know who to share that 1M with, ideally through a number of layers...

    2. MatthewSt

      Re: It's a Standards website

      Glad to see that you haven't read the spec, that's a surefire way of getting picked!

  3. gandalfcn Silver badge

    The inexorable slide into becoming part of the USA continues.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      The contact details of just about everyone in the UK will be in whose hands?

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